The pupil premium funds the school to support the achievement, enrichment and wellbeing of children.
Schools receive Pupil Premium funding for:
- All children who are eligible for free school meals (FSM)
- All children who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years
- All children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months by someone other than their immediate family
The government awards this funding to help raise attainment for these children. National data shows that as a group, children who have been eligible for FSM at any point in time have consistently lower educational attainment than those who have never been eligible for FSM.
In 2016/17, Durand Academy was allocated £682,440 in Pupil Premium funding.